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    I have an eastern grey female thatís about 2 yrs old and she has been crying since before I woke up so at least since 6:30 am. Itís now 11:40 so idk exactly how long sheís been crying but a minimum of 5hrs straight. She doing her cry she usually does as a warning the ďchk chk weeeeeeeĒ and I can already tell her little vocal cords r getting tired but sheís still crying. Iíve help her and rubbed her to comfort her and havenít noticed anything in particular about her that would indicate any kind of injury so I canít tell whatís wrong. I donít know if maybe she is trying to mate ? Or if she is already pregnant because we also have a male thatís about 2.5 to 3 yrs old but she hasnít shown any interest in him and I havenít seen any mating behavior from him either but idk exactly what to look for. Iím worried sheís in pain or something. Does anyone have any ideas or tips on things to look out for or behavior to try and diagnose the issue please?

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    Ok personally I've never had one that continues to cry for that long. And yes they can mate in captivity I know some who had this and babies followed. I'm not suggesting that is the issue however.
    A fall possibly? Check her mouth, teeth.
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    Thank u so much. So far she appears physically fine but I think she wore herself out now. She just finally laid down to take a nap 🤷🏻*♀️ Iíve never seen any of them do that before for so long

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    Never mind, she woke back up and is back at it chattering again she doesnít want anyone else around her she just wants to hide and cry but she sounds so sad and you can tell her voice is sore.

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    Will she let you pick her up?
    I'm hoping someone here will be able to give you some helpful ideas.
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    Iíve never heard of one doing that for that long either. Is there something outside that has her upset? Is she non-releasable for a medical reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charley Chuckles View Post
    Will she let you pick her up?
    I'm hoping someone here will be able to give you some helpful ideas.
    Keep checking back in.
    Prayers to your girl👍
    She will let me pick her up if sheís in the mood some times she just wants to be pet instead of held. She doesnít really let anyone else pet her but she will jump on my husband to say high but no one else can really hold her. If anyone one comes over she wonít even jump on them nvm hold or pet. She will play with the male a little every now and then and they sleep together but she doesnít really have a bond with him. Sometimes she gets reeeeally territorial and will yell at him if he tries to play with her or even go near her. Sheíll block him and chase him away from their bed during the day but then they sleep together at night again so idk. We have 6 places that they can pick from to sleep but they still sleep together most nights so idk why she gets that way during the day. As far as today goes though she hardly even wants me to be near her. Even her face looks like something is wrong. She tried to take a nap but looked uncomfortable and then actually hid under the couch and cried for a little which Iíve never seen any of them hide under things only over or on top of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    Iíve never heard of one doing that for that long either. Is there something outside that has her upset? Is she non-releasable for a medical reason?
    I keep looking outside but I donít see anything and she doesnít seem to be concerned with anything out the windows. She had a hard time gaining weight and feeding when she was younger so I ended up spending a lot of time with her and babying her. Weíve had several sets of nests that we usually release right at our house and put out food everyday. When we released her siblings and her she just never really left and I didnít have the heart to force her to stay out. All the others are gone doing their thing and moved on. I looked at her teeth and they seem normal. She put on a bunch of weight just in the last two months so at first I thought maybe she was pregnant but I canít see any nipples and her tummy is the hardest spot to get a good look with out her moving. I can grab her and she wonít try to hurt me to get away but it will break her trust and idk if it will hurt her. Last night she went to bed like normal in the house with Nugget and woke up this morning to this so she couldnít have fallen off anything

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    This is so puzzling 🤔
    I wish I could think of something.
    Does she seem to be in any pain?
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    Given the time of year and her age I believe she is in estrus (heat). It's surprising that the male is not responding to her.
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    Years ago, prior to the founding of the board; our then obese foxer girl did something strange like this also; repeatedly making an up and down pitched low vocalization, like unto what a mournful sound in humans. This went on for 5 minute during which even when petting her, there was no change. After this, I check her then for any pain response, yet she had none. And though I can't say, to our knowledge she never did it again.

    At age 7, being grossly obese, she developed a tumor on one of her toes. And though an exotic vet removed the effected toe; she crashed in recovery. My husband, her first choice in humans, said she had been exhibiting signs of illness. I also had seen her heave a year or so prior.

    Not saying her weight is an issue; can you get a weight on her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charley Chuckles View Post
    This is so puzzling 🤔
    I wish I could think of something.
    Does she seem to be in any pain?
    She doesnít seem in pain when I tried touching her and rubbed her so thereís no particular area I can pinpoint as the source. She finally went to bed around 7 last night in a different box than the male. Her face looked uncomfortable or sad idk how to really describe it but u could tell just from her face something was wrong. I kept checking in on her in the box and she was a little restless for a while and kind of slept on her back like she was too tired to do much else. She seemed fine in the morning no crying and back to her usual self as far as I can tell which almost makes it even weirder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber View Post
    Given the time of year and her age I believe she is in estrus (heat). It's surprising that the male is not responding to her.
    He acted almost like she was annoying him lol he pretty much stayed in his box for the majority of the day yesterday and he kept peeking his head out with his ears back like she was being too loud. Towards the end of the day once she started getting tired she would have a min or two in between crying spells and he would go lay next to her. Some times she moved away and hid like she didnít want him near her. When she did let him lay next to her she would start crying again and he would take his little hands and gently swat at her face like he wanted her to shut up lol. Iíve never seen him try to hump her but every now and then if she does let him come near her he will try to get her to play with him. Heís a really sweat squirrel and doesnít act like any of the other squirrels Iíve seen. Heís suuuuper gentle all the time and never tries to hurt any of them and has never tried to do anything more than soft gumming to ur hand when he wants u to play with him or give him a massage. He doesnít even play hard. When he was younger he would stay on the ground and all the other squirrels bullied him and it was really hard to feed him too. He never really suckled so he was always the smallest before. Once he was on solid food I still had to feed him separate because they wouldn't let him have any and would take it. Now heís the oldest and was the biggest for a while. Now the female we call Big Girl is bigger than him and she will bully him sometimes. He never wants to fight heíll just run away. So unless she really wants him to heís not going to be able to mate with Big Girl lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggie's Friend View Post
    Years ago, prior to the founding of the board; our then obese foxer girl did something strange like this also; repeatedly making an up and down pitched low vocalization, like unto what a mournful sound in humans. This went on for 5 minute during which even when petting her, there was no change. After this, I check her then for any pain response, yet she had none. And though I can't say, to our knowledge she never did it again.

    At age 7, being grossly obese, she developed a tumor on one of her toes. And though an exotic vet removed the effected toe; she crashed in recovery. My husband, her first choice in humans, said she had been exhibiting signs of illness. I also had seen her heave a year or so prior.

    Not saying her weight is an issue; can you get a weight on her?

    I don’t have a scale that works anymore I’d have to get a new one but I’ll attach a couple pictures. She doesn’t seem wildly obese but she took winter pretty serious lol she got the fluffiest coat in and rounded out more than the male that’s about 6months older than her. So far today she seems fine so idk what happened.
    Lol u can see nugget trying to put his arm around her but his arms too short he’s a little meep behind her
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    What adorable pictures 😍
    Has she stopped crying or not doing it as frequently?
    If so just keep an eye on her and maybe what ever was bothering her has passed 🙏
    Like IR said she very well could have been in heat and I don't think it last many days 🤔

    It is a good idea to have a grams scale handy I get mine on Amazon and fairly inexpensive 👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charley Chuckles View Post
    What adorable pictures 😍
    Has she stopped crying or not doing it as frequently?
    If so just keep an eye on her and maybe what ever was bothering her has passed 🙏
    Like IR said she very well could have been in heat and I don't think it last many days 🤔

    It is a good idea to have a grams scale handy I get mine on Amazon and fairly inexpensive 👍

    She hasnít done it since that one day but she really cried herself out for one day. Iíve been trying to give her as much extra attention as possible. Sheís back to herself sometimes she wants lovins and sometimes she is on a mission lol. Iíve never kept a female long enough to notice them go in heat so itís a possibility. Do they normally seem like they r sad or uncomfortable when they r in heat? Poor baby acted like something was wrong not like she wanted companionship

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    Idk hard to say, each squirrel has their own traits personalities 🤷
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charley Chuckles View Post
    Idk hard to say, each squirrel has their own traits personalities 🤷
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    Praying she won't have anymore episodes 🙏
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